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WATCH: Rupert Everett's Controversial Advice For Gay Actors

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Rupert Everett re-iterated his stance on what he describes as Hollywood's unwillingness to fully accept openly gay actors and typecasting them in ster...

Why One Straight Actor Still Feels Uncomfortable Playing Gay: The Atlantic

The Atlantic | Nicholas Brown | Posted 12.28.2012 | Gay Voices

The effect of multiple strangers asking you to take off your clothes is uncomfortably intimate—like walking around a doctor's office with a glass of...

Once More, With Feeling

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

What I wanted, really, was for people to believe I could play any role, not just gay roles. And I was willing to closet myself once again in the press in order to achieve my unrealistic goal. Luckily, though, my closet was a glass one. Your work speaks louder than your agenda.

Being An Out Gay Actor (VIDEO)

Ben Baur | Posted 12.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Ben Baur

I worry that I might only play gay characters for the rest of my career, or that I will be forever marked by something I can't control. But ultimately, I realized that being honest about who I am and living my life authentically and with integrity is more important to me than anything else.

Neil Patrick Harris' New Project Will 'Break Boundaries' And Discuss His Coming Out

Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices

From Emmy-winning sitcom star to Tony Awards host to doting dad, Neil Patrick Harris just might be the consummate multi-tasker. The "How I Met Your...

Fifty Shades Of Homophobia: Who Cares If The Actor Who Plays Christian Grey Is Gay?

Nico Lang | Posted 10.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Nico Lang

After Cate Blanchett outacted a bunch of biological males as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, I figured it was universally understood that anyone can play anyone. Surely America can buy the relatively simple transformation of a queer actor playing straight, right? Maybe not.

Curtis M. Wong

Michael Arden Dishes His Upcoming NYC Gig, Charlie Sheen And Barbra Streisand | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Michael Arden may be hitting the stage of New York’s 54 Below nightclub for the first time this weekend, but the “Anger Management” star’s per...

Straight Acting, Straight Appearing

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I am a director, and I have shocking insight for Bret Easton Ellis and Ramin Setoodeh and others who think gay actors cannot play straight: Actors are acting. Yes, I know, it is hard to believe! Actors portray people who are not themselves.

John Travolta Can Expect 'One Hell Of A Fight' In Court, Claims Masseur's Lawyer

Posted 05.15.2012 | Gay Voices

The lawyer representing an anonymous masseur who claims to have been sexually harassed by John Travolta says the "Pulp Fiction" actor can look forward...

Don't Act, Don't Tell

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

"If they smell gay on you, it's over!" This was stingingly declared by my friend, a prominent casting director. She referred to the flat rejection actors face at auditions when they "seem gay," whether the part is gay or straight, large or small, no matter how right they might otherwise be for it.

The Trailblazer Campaign: One Year On

James Duke Mason | Posted 06.11.2012 | Gay Voices
James Duke Mason

An incredible amount has changed in terms of the playing field for openly LGBT actors in the days since the campaign started. In April 2011 things were looking pretty bleak: we had yet to see someone huge come out, someone who could carry a film, a bona fide movie star.


Posted 02.15.2012 | Celebrity

Having been the target of tabloid speculation regarding his sexuality for some time, "White Collar" star Matt Bomer came out recently at the Steve Cha...

Happens to Be Gay

Andrew Keenan-Bolger | Posted 04.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Andrew Keenan-Bolger

It seemed only natural that a show about the theater community should feature mostly characters. But does the fact that our gay characters aren't first and foremost "gay" make Submissions Only a unique voice in the world of scripted series?

Gay Actors Poll: Homosexual Stars Feel Coming Out Causes Discrimination

Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

When Zachary Quinto came out to New York magazine he was shocked to find that his sexual preference had become "global news." While the actor reit...

When Opportunity Meets Talent

Jason Stuart | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Jason Stuart

I have had 35 years of people telling me the limits of casting me because I am gay, when really the limits are in their own vision.

Curtis M. Wong

Stage Dive: Michael Urie Tackles Anton Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard' In New York | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.26.2011 | Gay Voices

Michael Urie happens to really, really like New York. At least by Hollywood standards, the 31-year-old Urie's almost exclusive devotion to the Of...

The Gay Carla

Jeffery Self | Posted 12.19.2011 | Gay Voices
Jeffery Self

America is ready for more than just gay best friends, gay assistants, gay relatives and gay hairstylists. It's time for a world where we're more than todays' version of Carla on Cheers, but the Sams and the Dianes, or even the Rebeccas.

Is Hollywood Ready for a Gay Male Adult Actor in Mainstream Roles?

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Sasha Gray has done it, Tracy Lords and Ron Jeremy have been doing it for years and Jenna Jameson wants to do it on Broadway. Adult film actors are making the transition to traditional entertainment work.

Jane Lynch To Ellen DeGeneres: You Made It Easier For Me To Come Out (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jane Lynch visited 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' for an episode to air Wednesday and talked about coming out in Hollywood. "I was more closeted in my l...

Cynthia Nixon 'Horrified' Over 'Homophobic' Newsweek Article (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Since Ramin Setoodeh wrote an article in Newsweek last month criticizing Sean Hayes' performance in 'Promises, Promises' because gays can't play strai...

Newsweek's Ramin Setoodeh Defends 'Homophobic' Piece, Will Visit 'Glee' Set

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Since Newsweek's Ramin Setoodeh wrote a now-infamous criticism of Sean Hayes' capacity to step out of gay and play straight in 'Promises, Promises,' h...

Life Is a Performance, Ramin

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

While the real world is not Broadway and filming Sex in the City sequels, the fact is that there are tens of thousands of gay men and women who perform in "straight roles" every day in the US military.

Now That You Mention It, Rock Hudson Did Seem Gay

Aaron Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Aaron Sorkin

With all due respect to Kristin Chenoweth and all the Internet posters who've crashed down on the theater critic who claimed that gay actors can't and shouldn't play straight characters, I don't think the critic was being homophobic. Just wrong.

Kristin Chenoweth: Newsweek's Sean Hayes Piece 'Horrendously Homophobic'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kristin Chenoweth has rushed to the defense of her 'Promises, Promises' costar Sean Hayes, whom Newsweek criticized for not being able to pull off pla...

Colin Firth: I'm Part Of Hollywood's Gay Problem

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Colin Firth received a best actor Oscar nod for his role as a grieving gay professor in Tom Ford's 'A Single Man,' but he acknowledges that his perfor...